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Across the United States, thousands of people die every year as a result of fatal motor vehicle accidents. Those fatal motor vehicle accidents often have far-reaching consequences, both personally and financially. The loss of a loved one paired with funeral expenses and loss of earning can have a devastating effect on a family’s well-being. In some situations, a fatality in such an accident may be considered a wrongful death, and state laws allow for the deceased accident victim’s family members to claim compensation.

An instance where the death of a motorist was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another driver might be considered grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. The accident victim’s surviving family members may have the legal right to sue the other driver for wrongdoing and claim damages and compensation for their loss. This may include the recovery of lost income and benefits, along with compensation for pain and suffering.

Medical bills accrued prior to the death of the accident victim as well as wages lost as an indirect result of the accident can also be recovered in the event that the family chooses to sue for compensation. The compensation will be divided among the heirs. Such compensation can at least help the family members address some of the financial issues that come up after the accident.

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A routine visit to a chiropractor or a medical practitioner often results in minor health adjustments for Oklahomans; it often leads to a few reminders about living a healthier lifestyle and taking some medicine or supplements. However, when the visit results in a person’s death, there may be something wrong with the procedure that the person underwent. This is what is suspected after a man suffered a stroke and eventually died following a routine visit to a chiropractor.

The 30-year-old man went to his chiropractor for what was described as a “standard visit.” However, during his stay, he suffered an acute cerebellar infarction, which is commonly known as a stroke. Instead of calling 911 or taking him to a hospital, the chiropractor called the man’s father to pick him up. The man was eventually transported to an emergency room. After around six hours, he was transferred to another medical facility, where he succumbed to stroke. An autopsy indicated that the stroke was due to neck manipulation.

The state’s chiropractor association issued a statement regarding the man’s death. While they sent their condolences to the family, the association also stated that no medical procedure is without risks and emphasized that chiropractic practices have one of the lowest medical malpractice insurance rates.

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Oklahoma residents would probably agree that the loss of a loved one is never easy to accept. However, the reality is even more difficult to accept when the survivors see that another person’s negligence is the reason for their loved one’s death. Incidents such as this are fairly common when it comes to auto accidents. Distracted driving and drunk driving are two of the leading causes of fatal accidents. One such incident recently occurred in Tulsa.

According to reports, an accident on Peoria Avenue and First Avenue involving two cars claimed the life of one person. Police reports state that a man, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, failed to bring his car to a stop at an intersection and crashed into another vehicle. The driver in the other vehicle was killed in the crash while the passenger suffered injuries. The drunk driver and a male passenger in his car suffered minor injuries as well.

Reports clearly state that the man smelled of alcohol and, apparently, he admitted to driving under the influence. It was, however, not confirmed if his passenger was drunk as well. This gross negligence led to the arrest of the drunk driver. He was taken to Tulsa County jail, where he is facing charges, including first-degree manslaughter and DUI.

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